We want our presence in Vichada to empower communities and help them develop and achieve their own goals. Sustainable forestry is not a short-term industry where you are there one day and gone the next. We hope to become part of the fabric of the local community for generations to come and are committed to investing in community development in a way that is culturally appropriate, scalable and impact driven.
We take issues around land tenure seriously. Vichada is our home and we are committed to contributing positively to local communities; this starts with our land holdings.
Our presence in Vichada has already led to the development of infrastructure that benefits the entire community. At present, Vichada is significantly underdeveloped.
We engage in both direct healthcare activities, as well as efforts to increase access to health care facilities and services for our labor force and the surrounding communities.
Our operations will not impact non-replicable cultural property. All sites of cultural significance are identified and mapped to ensure protection and access.
We understand the important role that livestock farming has played in the region. That’s why we’ve decided to launch a community-focused project to help cattle farmers.
We have contributed to different school projects, including cultural and sporting activities. In one instance, we found the shower conditions at the local school totally unacceptable and built a new ablution block, which provided the necessary privacy for all the children.